Monthly Archives

September 2010

Random Rants

Total Gym Total Mom Challenge: Week 3

FacebookTwitterPinterestAmazon Wish ListShare

This week was tough for me! This week I worked out 4 days and I did a collective 2 hours and the treadmill. 3 days ago I pushed it a little too hard and after putting in an hour on the treadmill, I followed it up with nearly an hour on the Total Gym. The next day..I was H.U.R.T.I.N.G! Then I got sick and so far the past few days I have done nada. I also slipped this week and had two pieces of pizza and a chicken sandwich from Carl’s Jr. Shame on me!

Temptation is not always easy!

This week I changed up my workout routine just a bit and went from the quick start guide to using the training deck and with a new workout comes new muscles and although I thought I was engaging all of my muscles during the quick start guide, I quickly found out that I was wrong. I was working a whole new group of muscles and I found many new muscles that I was unaware of! The Training deck allows you to custom create a workout or use a few of the recommended workouts depending on what look your going for. For instance there’s a “long and lean” workout, upper body strength workout, etc. All of the cards in the training deck are color coated so if you want to work your legs, you simply grab an orange card and so on.

This week I’m up just under a pound, however my jeans are fitting much better and you know those size 8 Paige denim jeans I bought? I can get them on and button them! They don’t quite look as they should on me…. yet, but the point is I can get them on! *insert happy dance here*. Next week I’ll be working out on the Total Gym using the workout DVD’s!

Want to learn more about the Total Gym?
Simply click on the button below and find out more! By clicking the button below you’ll also receive 15% off your Total Gym Purchase!

Total Mom Challenge

Want to keep Up with the other 9 Total Gym Moms?

Kate @ The Shopping Mama

Michelle @ A Happy Hippy Mom

Cat @ 3 Kids and Us

Kim @ Accidental Mommies

Jenna @ For the Love of Baby

Jennifer @ J. Leigh Designz

Trisha @ Mom Dot

Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy

Shasta @ Faithfully Frugal and Free

Stay Tuned!


Hot Groupon Deals!

Groupon has some great deals today…simply click the picture above and enter the city (listed below) that the deal is in and buy! It’s simple and you can save alot of money! All deals listed below are online retailers, so you can purchase right online.

Bakersfield – $30 worth of halloween costumes for $15 from!

Los Angeles (San Gabriel Valley) – $20 gift certificate for just $10!

If you want more than one gift certificate, I believe you will need to sign up under a different email address.

Happy Shopping!


Los Angeles Residents: Get a $50 Gift Certificate to Ozumo for just $25!

LA residents can score a sweet deal on yummy Japanese food from Ozumo today…..Receive a $50 GC to Ozumu for just $25 at Daily D!

Enjoy upscale Japanese food in a serene setting with a gorgeous view at this family-friendly addition to Santa Monica Place. There aren’t a lot of upscale restaurants that are child friendly. There aren’t a lot of mall restaurants that offer 5-star food. But there is at least one – Ozumo. The sleek, modern Japanese design extends throughout the dining rooms, and kids delight in watching the chefs in action in the open kitchen, sushi bar or robata grill. Whether you use your half-off voucher for a lunch interlude for a family day of shopping and the beach, or a romantic evening out, Ozumo serves up a beautiful and delicious escape.

Happy Eating!


Men’s Wearhouse: A Shopping Experience Unlike Any Other

I’ve known my husband for going on 10 years now and as long as I can remember he’s worn the same clothing…over and over…and over again. Everyday, it’s the same story: A Ralph Lauren Polo shirt and pair of either shorts or jeans. EVERY.DAY! Don’t get me wrong, I love his style and I think if he wore anything different, I would fall over out of sheer shock, however it was clear years ago that he needed a little love in the style department.

If his wardrobes woes weren’t worrisome enough, I am now going to step out there and tell you that he does not own a suit. Not only does he not own a suit, but he also does not own dress clothes of any kind. Shocking, considering he’s in business and a psychology major. Isn’t there some code of ethics that states that psychologists must wear dress clothes and grow a beard? Let me also remind you that there are times in life where dress attire is required! Thankfully we haven’t been invited to a wedding in a very long time.


With that being said, we had the opportunity to visit Men’s Wearhouse recently and experience the clothing and the customer service for ourselves. Initially I pictured a store filled with black, brown and gray suits that all looked the same. I mean a suit is a suit right? Soon after arriving, I was quickly “educated” by the staff and…*ahem*…I learned I was dead wrong about that one *blush*.

Moving on…….

Let Me Tell You A Little Something About Customer Service
Men’s Wearhouse carries a large array of men’s suits, however I was surprised to see that they also carry jeans, sweaters, and “hip” clothing. Men’s Wearhouse really blew our minds with their large selection, however nothing could surpass their impeccable customer service. From the moment we walked in we were met by Lacee, who was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. She was fully educated about suits, body types and what fit with what and after spending about 10 minutes with her, I had the low-down on how to properly clothe a man. She stayed with us for a good two hours, helping us choose quality suits, jeans, shirts, ties, shoes and more. She walked us through each step, explaining the process of “looking good” and helped Daddy J with style advice, so he could walk out with some hip clothes that he’ll feel confident in.

A tailor then arrived to custom fit Daddy J and what’s really amazing about the tailoring at Men’s Wearhouse is that you only pay for it the first time!  If you ever need your clothing tailored again, you simply bring it into Men’s Wearhouse and they will make the adjustments free of charge..FOR LIFE!  Men’s Wearhouse also offers free lifetime pressing on any suit, tuxedo, sport coat or slacks you purchase.  That’s just cool!  Men’s Wearhouse also offers Big & Tall sizes, which I was unaware of when we arrived, as well as tuxedo rentals.

Men’s Wearhouse Deals
Yes Men’s Wearhouse has deals! Right now when you buy one suit, you’ll get the second suit for just $100! You can also score BOGO 50% off Ties and don’t forget to check out the clearance online and in-store!  If your shopping online you can also take advantage of Free ground shipping on all orders!

National Suit Drive & 25% Off For You
I recently told you about the National Suit Drive and today is the last day that you can take part!  You can donate any gently used professional attire including suits, sport coats, dress slacks, dress shirts, dress shoes, sportswear, outerwear, ties, accessories and more!  Simply find your nearest Men’s Wearhouse store and drop your items off TODAY and the clothing will be distributed in YOUR local community!  You’ll then receive a coupon good for 25% off your next purchase!

In conclusion, the Men’s Wearhouse staff is attentive and helpful and the quality is impeccable. It’s truly a shopping experience unlike any other…after all, he guarantees it…….

A big thank you to Men’s Wearhouse for providing us with a gift certificate to facilitate our review and to the wonderful staff that assisted us!


Tons of Good Deals @ Members Only Shopping Sites Today!

Hautelook has a number of crazy cute costume for infants, kids and even teens! The girls love bug costume pictured below is just $16.99 and the infant costume pictured above is just $27.99! Adult costumes are also available!

Combi is up to 60% off at Zulily! The red car activity jumper pictured below is just $34.99! Use code: SNAPZU10 to save 10% Off a $30 purchase! Petunia Pickle Bottom is also live!

Beaba is at Gilt Groupe, along with a mealtime fun event for kids featuring Boon, Baby Bjorn, Emily Green and More! You don’t want to miss this sale! A diaper bag event starts at 6pm tonight and will feature Oilily, Caden Lane, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Oioi and more!

And here’s an added bonus deal:

ProFlowers Coupon Code: would like to offer you a discount. For the best roses online check out They are a great source for Valentine’s Day gift ordering! Just click on the links for special discounts!

As always…Happy Shopping!


Giveaways: Spread A Little Love!

It’s that time again! Time to share your giveaways with my friend Mr. Linky below and spread a little love! While your here, don’t forget to enter our current giveaways going on right here at “Deal”ectible Mommies:

$25 Gift Certificate to Little One Books

Prescription Glasses from EyeBuyDirect (Lens & Frame)

PureZone Personal Air Filtration System (ARV $329)

$50 Gift Certificate to Shop Zoolu (everything for mom and baby)

$50 Gift Certificate of your Choice

Your turn………..

WordPress SEO